Asbestos clean-up costly

A STOUSH is brewing between Kingston Council and the state government over a bill to remove soil containing asbestos fragments from Chelsea Bicentennial Park. A dirt pile was dumped by council at a f...

Water quality still a concern

BEACHGOERS and swimmers are still being urged to check water quality updates before going for a dip off bayside beaches this summer amid risks of illness from bacteria and faecal matter swept into Po...

Fire warning for coolers

FIREFIGHTERS have issued a warning to have air cooling and heating systems serviced after two house fires over the weekend of 7 until 8 January. The fires in Seaford and Carrum Downs were among five ...

New arrivals out on patrol

BATHERS at Bonbeach on the weekend were pleasantly surprised to see lifesavers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Cambodia on their first official patrols. The 17 newcomers were part of Bonbeach Life Sav...

Grant gives Tom a boost

CHELSEA boy Tom Wilcock, 12, received a $500 grant in the latest round of the local sporting champions program. The grant was announced by federal Isaacs Labor MP Mark Dreyfus. “Congratulations to To...